BEETHOVEN, L. van: Symphony No. 7 (Kleiber)

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Symphony No. 7 in A major, Op. 92

Venue: Concertgebouw, Amsterdam
Date of Concert: 1983
Playing Time: 00:36:48
Television Director: Burton, Humphrey
Catalogue Number: A05500707
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Carlos Kleiber's all too rare concert appearances are always musical occasions to cherish and remember. The vitality and precision of his authoritative gestures never fail to generate excitement and inspire playing of great elan from orchestras throughout the world. When Carlos Kleiber conducts the Concertgebouw Orchestra of Amsterdam in Beethoven, one can expect a performance of intense musical concentration and exceptional expressive power. Carlos Kleiber made this recording with the Dutch orchestra in 1983, conducting Beethoven's Fourth and Seventh Symphonies. The mesmeric command of this elusive conductor over his musicians is fascinating. With none of the excessive glamor of the star performer, Carlos Kleiber, with meticulous care for detail, creates clear instrumental textures, compelling rhythmic designs and magical moments of fine repose. This is spell-binding music-making. This is vintage Carlos Kleiber.

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